An amazing competition today at Scotney, huge turnout, at times it seemed like a Dutch takeover!
Huge thanks to our hosts Ross and Martin at the National Trust. They have put up with all my questions for the last few months, cleared a huge amount of junk from the hedge, and really looked after us.
Thanks also to all the people who helped out, including Judges, Stewards, Photographer, and especially to Gary for his unwavering enthusiasm and for giving up his place today to allow some others to enter, he still managed 3rd place in the points trophy.
The £50 hand-tools prize (per class) was very soon abandoned by the wise who figured out that finishing was going to be tough. Fantastic work by those who stuck with hand-tools. Brilliant news though, with Gary chivvying everyone along we all managed to finish.
What at first sight looked like an easy hedge (some parts were easy, you know who you are) it was a lot of work, with some really tricky sections. The £50 handtools prize was ver
Also for the pub - an amazing carvery and pud (SELECTION!) and for letting us pretty much take over half the place by the time we got to prize giving.
Pictures of the day taken by Bardster are here - if you have more please add them or email or send me a DVD, and I will get them added, thanks
Well done to everyone who won a prize, and for everyone else (inc. me), more practice and try again next year.
I'll post the results Monday, when I have typed them all in.